Eagle Ray
Fact File:

Common Name(s):
Eagle Ray

Scientific Name:
Myliobatis aquilla

Usual Size:

UK Record Weights from rod/line:

Shore: Vacant(qualifying weight= 15lb)

Boat: 61lb 8oz

MAFF Minimum Size: Shore: Boat:

This large sting ray has a small dorsal fin just in front of the tail spine, but well clear of the disc edge and a long whip like tail. Wings are acutely pointed, the front edge being convex, the hind margin being concave. The snout is distinct from the disc with the eyes and spiracles being almost lateral in position. Colour : Black upper, white lower.

They are livebairers but are unlikely to breed in our waters.

Mainly regarded as a Pelagic species of shallow waters down to depths of 100 to 200 m

Mainly Molluscs also some crustaceans

Frequent but uncommon Autumn visitor to the west Coast of the UK.

Additional Notes:

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